Pork Chops For Early Dinner

@CarolDM (138554)
United States
June 9, 2021 4:00pm CST
Has been a very long day. Got laundry done. And dinner is done early today. Had a restless night with Brendel. Actually it started about 3:am. Her loud meowing from the other end of the house. I had to search for her. Since she can't hear, I have to search. I plan to buy a small bell for her collar so I can keep up with her. She just seemed lost. Very sad. But when I finally found her, under the bed in another bedroom, she came to me. I sat in the recliner with her for about an hour. She went to sleep. Then the Dude had to come see what we were doing. Checking on his big sister. Then she was up and the meowing started all over. I guess this is my new normal for now. Maybe things will get better. I sure hope so. Decided on an early dinner and hopefully an early bedtime tonight. Baked a few pork chops, mashed potatoes, gravy and biscuits. Leftovers for tomorrow as I didn't eat much.
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@NJChicaa (99460)
• United States
9 Jun
Your dinner sounds great. My downstairs neighbor is making pork chops tonight too.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
9 Jun
Something easy and quick. And a favorite.
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@moffittjc (97111)
• Gainesville, Florida
9 Jun
I'm making a pork tenderloin for dinner tonight. Porkchops also sound tasty. What's going on with Brendel that is causing her to meow so much?
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
9 Jun
Thanks for asking about her. She has chronic kidney disease and has lost her hearing.
Just got back from the vet with Brendel. She has chronic kidney disease and has lost all hearing. How did I not know. I knew her hearing was less, but no idea...
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@moffittjc (97111)
• Gainesville, Florida
9 Jun
@CarolDM Shower her with all the love you can!
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
9 Jun
@moffittjc I am... and then some.
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@DocAndersen (42890)
• United States
10 Jun
sounds like a wonderful meal. I am so sorry about Brendel it is a terrible feeling but she clearly adores you.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
Thanks! One day at a time is all I can do right now and hope for the best.
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@DocAndersen (42890)
• United States
10 Jun
@CarolDM it is tough and one day at a time is the only way to go. Luckily you always look for the little things!
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
@DocAndersen I try, this is really testing my attitude.
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@sjvg1976 (23675)
• Delhi, India
10 Jun
Why early dinner and bedtime? Were you tired?. Seems to be a nice dinner.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
I had a busy day with my sick cat.
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@sjvg1976 (23675)
• Delhi, India
10 Jun
@CarolDM what happened to her? Kidney issues? What doctor said now?
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
@sjvg1976 I wrote a post about her... kidney issues. It does not go away.
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@LindaOHio (68089)
• United States
10 Jun
Maybe she has to adjust to not hearing. Did I tell you the story about our little Inga? She lost her sight in a matter of a few days; and she was so depressed that she didn't want to come to us, get petted or anything. It was so sad. She hurt herself badly falling off the step one day; and we had to put her down. In a way I was glad for her because she was so miserable. I don't know why I told you this; but she never adjusted. I'm hoping Brendel settles down after a while. I just hope she's not in pain and that is why she's meowing.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
You know it has to be a huge adjustment. That is why he said it is not uncommon for them to also get depression. Can you imagine? So sorry about Inga, I do not remember you telling me. The pain is the reason I took her, I had to be sure. She gets lost, that is the main reason for the meowing, and not able to hear as well. Like us, we talk louder if we start to lose our hearing. Thanks again for your support.
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@LindaOHio (68089)
• United States
11 Jun
@CarolDM That's so sad. I hope she gets adjusted. At least she can see. I feel so bad for her.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
11 Jun
@LindaOHio I am trying different things every day. I watch her constantly.
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@kaylachan (21259)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 Jun
It will be for a while. She's adjusting to a new normal, too. Does she seem to do better during the day?
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
9 Jun
She sleeps most of the day. And yesterday was a long day for her with the needles and IV's.
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@kaylachan (21259)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 Jun
@CarolDM I don't blame her. Cats are generally noternal creatures so they're up at night, too.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
9 Jun
@kaylachan Right, I have learned that over the years. They have me up early every morning too.
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@sallypup (45294)
• Moses Lake, Washington
9 Jun
Your dinner sounds scrumptious. I'm sorry about dear Brendel. I hope you get some rest even though your heart is heavy and aching.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
9 Jun
Thank you. It was very good. I hope so too, it is such a constant strain. She went through a lot yesterday between the blood being drawn, tried 3 veins, since she is tiny, a rabies shot, and the IV fluids. Traumatic for her I am sure. She is sleeping now.
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@sallypup (45294)
• Moses Lake, Washington
9 Jun
@CarolDM I went through some sad battles with my Samyot and Godiva girlie. It does take a lot out of a person.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
9 Jun
@sallypup Part of being a parent I suppose.
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@porwest (45539)
• United States
10 Jun
Dammit. This reminds me I need to make some of these.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
Just a friendly reminder.
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@porwest (45539)
• United States
12 Jun
@CarolDM There is nothing friendly about this. This is torture!
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@Rashnag (15288)
• Thane, India
10 Jun
Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing. Have a good day. Good days will come soon
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
Thanks! I hope so.
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@Rashnag (15288)
• Thane, India
11 Jun
@CarolDM your welcome
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@Dena91 (13889)
• United States
10 Jun
We spent many hours with Buttons through the night. She wouldn't jump up on anything so we would get close to her, on the floor and whatnot. She would snuggle with us. I would bake her a piece of fish and we had to hand feed her to get her to eat. I hope with the next round of IV's and her getting the new food in her, you'll see a difference. Has she eaten the new food okay for you? Your dinner looks good.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
For months I have had stools in places to help her jump up, on her favorite chair, beside the bed, etc. I hope so too Dena, it is heartbreaking to watch.
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@Dena91 (13889)
• United States
10 Jun
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@RasmaSandra (42975)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 Jun
Your dinner sounds delicious I have not had pork chops in a long time, I hope Brendel will be all right, You know what I think that meowing was all about? She cannot hear so she does not know if you can hear her meowing or not so she keeps trying, I will keep her in my prayers as I do all children and animals,
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
9 Jun
Thank you! Pork chops were easy. They are hoping to slow the progression of kidney disease, no cure, but hoping for a little more quality life. I touch her a lot, and she can feel my voice through vibrations.
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@RasmaSandra (42975)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 Jun
@CarolDM that is great lots of love to Brendel,
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• United States
10 Jun
Must be a pork chop thing . I'm making them tonight
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
Oh cool, enjoy yours.
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@allen0187 (49678)
• Philippines
10 Jun
Dinner sounds great. Hope you get a bell for Brendel. Sounds like a good idea.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
Thanks! I agree.
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• Philippines
10 Jun
Dinner sounds good! I had bread and peanut butter for dinner :)
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
Thanks!
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@RebeccasFarm (33541)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
10 Jun
No more meat for me but you enjoy..I remember those
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
I don't eat much either, maybe three bites.
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@bestie (3292)
• Philippines
10 Jun
yummy dinner..wish I can eat pork chops too
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
Thanks!
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@jstory07 (105907)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Jun
Your dinner sounds really good.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
Thanks! It was.
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@wolfgirl569 (41434)
• Marion, Ohio
10 Jun
Dinner sounds great. Hopefully she will settle down with the medicine, It will take a little time to work.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
Thanks! I sure hope so.
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@Juliaacv (55649)
• Canada
9 Jun
Dinner sounds great. I think that a bell is a great solution.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
9 Jun
Thanks. I agree about the bell.
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@Deepizzaguy (50344)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
9 Jun
I like pork chops myself.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
9 Jun
That is good to know.
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